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Social wellbeing: ‘We as an industry, and our bars and restaurants and pubs, play such an important role in society,’ Bacardi’s Leila Stansfield says

Big Interview

‘Brands are built in bars, not in boardrooms’

By Stuart Stone

After making a long-awaited return to reopened pubs and bars throughout April, Bacardi’s on-trade director Leila Stansfield’s glass is most certainly half full for the weeks and months of on-trade recovery ahead.

How can pubs sell more cocktails?

Spirits Week - In association with Diageo

Cocktail-led outings 'much, much more of a reward'

By The Morning Advertiser

To introduce Spirits Week, brought to you by Diageo, drinks expert Douglas Blyde distils some of the key trends and new consumer behaviours shaking up the spirit and cocktail categories.

Game-changer? ‘If you combine our new portfolio and historical brands, we can transform the game’ Budweiser Brewing Group’s Jean-David Thumelaire explains

Big Interview – in association with Budweiser Brewing Group

How Budweiser will do things a bit differently on reopening

By Stuart Stone

Jean-David Thumelaire describes 2020 as a ‘weird year’ to be pushing Corona in the on-trade – for obvious reasons. Now, with what he sees as the ‘real’ reopening in sight, he discusses the 'art' of post-pandemic planning.

'Careful cost management': 'the directors have a view that The City and West End will take a year to return to pre-covid levels of trade,' an Urban Pubs & Bars statement said

Urban Pubs & Bars sees significant lockdown losses

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

Urban Pubs & Bars lost out on £2.5m in sales in the first month of the March lockdown, and incurred a significant shortfall in profit due to its inability to mitigate costs immediately at the point of closure.

Lockdown sales losses: UKHospitality has said the sector needs further support to survive the rest of the pandemic

£200m a day hospitality losses

By Emily Hawkins

Britain's pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels lost nearly £200m a day in sales in 2020, according to new figures.

Confidence hit: operators have shared their stories of reduced trade after new restrictions

'Not sure we'll make it to spring'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said they experienced some of their worst trading days on record at the weekend after stricter coronavirus measures came into force.

Stark findings: almost four in 10 pubs could not cope with losing more than 10% of sales after reopening

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10% sales drop is all most reopened pubs can handle

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of pubs will be able to handle a maximum of just a 10% drop in sales to remain profitable and continue trading long-term, data from an exclusive snapshot poll of industry leaders has revealed.